This video by Dr. Hyman is something that everyone should watch. Basically he explains how medicine currently is focused primarily on treating symptoms and not on treating the causes of disease. People go to the doctor with complains, and the doctor groups the symptoms into a disorder and then prescribes pills. But, the cause of the problem is usually not treated or corrected. This helps to create chronic disease. Big Pharma loves this approach because it tends to make customers for life. Doctors also like it because it is quick and easy, and patients often prefer to take pill than have to change their lifestyles.
Dr. Hyman had a young patient with a ton of disorders and medications. Instead of just giving the kid more pills, Dr. Hyman treated the symptoms and now the kid is healthy and normal again without needing lifelong meds. Something to really think about.
<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/35981433?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0&color=2097a4″ width=”400″ height=”228″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/35981433″>Dr Mark Hyman TED MED</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/drhyman”>Dr Mark Hyman</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>